Word of the Day Ha-ktovet Al Ha-kir

King Belshazzar, apparently no great admirer of the Jews, ordered Daniel to explain a cryptic message written on the wall.

We all know the expression "the writing is on the wall," and in Hebrew it's said exactly the same – "Ha-ktovet al ha-kir." What fewer may know is that the expression originates in the ancient tongue of Aramaic, brought to us by the biblical book of Daniel.